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The inaugural Snapdragon Pro Series Mobile Masters, ESL FACEIT Group and Qualcomm’s premier mobile esports event, will take place at DreamHack Japan in May 2023.
Mobile Masters will see eight of the best Brawl Stars teams compete to become the series’ first-ever global champion as well as claiming a share of its $200,000 (~£160,700) prize pool.
First introduced in early 2022, the Snapdragon Pro Series is a multi-tiered mobile esports ecosystem that features a range of prominent titles. Games featured in the series are categorised into at least one of three tiers: Open, Challenge and Masters.
For its inaugural season, only Brawl Stars so far has been placed into the Masters tier, which is reserved for the series’ global events.
For its latest season titles such as PUBG Mobile, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Clash of Clans and Asphalt 9 have all been incorporated into the other two tiers. The Snapdragon series recently announced a significant partnership with Samsung that saw the technology company become a presenting sponsor.
Overall, Mobile Masters will feature the top two Brawl Stars teams from its four Mobile Challenge regions: North America, Europe & MENA, Asia Pacific and India. Qualification will be determined at the end of the Mobile Challenge season and is based on the total amount of accumulated points.
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Kevin Rosenblatt, SVP Game Ecosystems, ESL FACEIT Group, commented: “The Snapdragon Pro Series is a foundational blueprint for aspiring mobile esports competitors from ranked play to global champion.
“After two seasons of Brawl Stars competition across four global regions, Mobile Masters is the pinnacle of the journey, highlighting how anyone with a smartphone can climb through the ranks. Together with Qualcomm Technologies and Samsung, we’re looking forward to sharing the promise and excitement of mobile with our audience at DreamHack Japan.”
Earlier this year, Brawl Stars concluded its official competitive season at Disneyland Paris, becoming the game’s most popular-ever event. The 2022 Brawl Stars World Finale saw Japanese organisation ZETA DIVISION crowned the champions.
Other organisations that competed in the event included Tribe Gaming, NAVI, QLASH and Team Queso.
Tom has been part of Esports Insider’s team since October 2020 and is currently the platform’s Editor. When not playing Football Manager, he enjoys reporting on the mobile esports scene as well as the betting sector.